Men's rowing collects bronze medals in two races at Genesee

The Hamilton College men's second varsity eight with their bronze medals at the 2017 Head of the Genesee on Saturday.
The Hamilton College men's second varsity eight with their bronze medals at the 2017 Head of the Genesee on Saturday.

The Hamilton College men's rowing team competed in the 2017 Head of the Genesee on the Genesee River in Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday.

The Continentals collected bronze medals in the varsity 8 and the second varsity 8. Hamilton finished third out of six crews in the varsity 8 and was third out of five finishers in the second varsity 8. The Continentals entered their novice four in the collegiate fours with coxswain and they finished 15th.

Hamilton's time in the varsity 8 was 15:58.72, which was just 1.45 seconds behind runner-up Ithaca College. Rochester Institute of Technology took first place in 15:42.72.

The Continentals posted a time of 17:21.56 in the second varsity 8. RIT entries finished first (16:02.58) and second (17:05.54).

"The men had a strong showing - it's always fun to come home with a couple of medals," head coach Rob Weber said. "For the second year in a row the varsity was tantalizingly close to second place, but in a five-thousand-meter race, anything could've caused that, even a leaf getting stuck on the hull for a couple hundred meters. So it's great to be in the hunt, and the guys are motivated to get even faster."

Hamilton's novice four recorded a time of 20:50.38. Binghamton University was the race winner in 18:18.94.

"Our men's and women's novices continue to gain valuable experience," Weber said. "Assistant coach Nicholas Miller has done a nice job bringing them along this fall, and we look forward to the contributions they'll make in the future."

The Continentals are off until the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston on Sunday, Oct. 22.


LINEUPS

MV8 
Haley Raphael '20 (cox)
Grant Kiefaber '19
Trent Pfeiffer '19
Harry Thomas '18
Harrison Potter '18
Chris Berry-Toon '21
Thomas Marsh '20
Eric Fischer '20
Josh Hollenberg '21

M2V8
Rileigh Arrington '21 (cox)
Jon Jobling '20
Will Grimes '21
Fletcher Sherrod '18
Philip Gow '21
Parker Esty '21
Leo Ross '21
Federico Pollevick '20 
Nick Silvestri '19

M4
Amelia Casparian '21 (cox)
Peter Schavee '21
Joel Harper '21
Sackett Terry '21 
Leo Ross '21